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news tonight, almost 400 people being seated right now for the first state dinner of the obama administration. we've got live pictures from inside the black tie event. >> of the state visits and dinners are a really important part of our nation's diplomacy. >> from heads of state to pop stars, we've got it all. >> i'm more excited than nervous because, i mean, it's not every day you get to visit the white house or get invited to the white house. >>> also tonight, the great credit card scam. americans swipe their cards 100,000 times a minute. have you ever read the fine print? tonight a former credit executive comes clean. >> the pricing was designed that it would require a degree of some sort to understand how many different ways i'm paying and what i'm paying. i mean, bottom of the credit card, nobody knows the real cost. >> on the eve of the holiday shopping season, is the industry making an end run around reform? and our series "genealogy: the search for answers." where you are and where you came from. >> there probably are a huge number of people in the united states who ar
president obama with the presidency. this year, they clearly went for republican. if last night's republican sweep was any indication, democrats may have their work cut out for them in 2010. >> i am ready to go to work to serve you and to help lead virginia for the next four years. >> reporter: for the first time in eight years, virginia voters elected a gop candidate as their governor. bob mcdonald cruised to a landslide victory, but the big shocker came in the country's other race. >> hey, new jersey, we did it. >> reporter: former federal prosecutor chris christy snagged the governor seat in new jersey, becoming the first republican to do so in more than a decade and beating out jon corzine. >> we will work hard together to make sure that the transition is smooth, that we are able to do everything that serves the people of this great state. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail himself to try to give deeds and corzine a boost. despite the double losses, more than half the voters in both states said the president had nothing to do with their decision. >> i think it's a refere
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obama landed in china this morning. earlier today he covered ground ne goerting a new nuclear agreement with russia. they're working to replace the start to nuclear treaty that expires next month, and the president says things look good. >> in our first meeting when i traveled to moscow, we arrived at an understanding that it made sense for our two countries to begin reducing further our nuclear stockpiles. our negotiators have made excellent progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and be able to sign a deal before the end of the deal. and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urur jenscy about it, we should be able to get it done. >> the two leaders also talked about iran, obama said time is running fout out for tehran doing something about their nuclear program. >>> president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics, but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois.
. the outcomes if it these two key states will also be seen by some as a referendum on the obama presidency. karen brown reports. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can before tuesday's election. in a race that's come down it the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes fee meal really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine, but republican challenger chris christie expects to win. >> tuesday is a account ability day, everybody prt corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. do you think he has the political clout to can in here and affect the new jersey vote? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. it's not the only element. >> reporter: these off-year races are important because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection of the president and his polic
has put the elect in jeopardy. that complicates matters for the obama administration on the skrernlg of deciding whether to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan backing a government many consider i will legit mal. katherine brown reports. >> reporter: the top challenger has walked away. >> i will not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: that all but guarantees the current president, hamid karzai, will remain in power after saturday's runoff vote. but casts further doubt on on the legitimacy of a government already riddled with charges of skrupgs. abdullah abdullah believes a fair election is impossible and urged afghans not to accept the results. his supporters hope the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. u.n. officials called for the runoff after they found nearly 1/3 of karzai's votes in the first round were fraud uhe lebt. if u.n. officials decide to go ahead with the election, karzai spokesperson insistses it will be be free of corruption. >> we will deal with the government, there are obviously there are issues we
of that country's opposition presidential candidate. president obama h h been counting on a clean election in afghanistan as he weighs sending 40,000 more u.s. troops there.e. but hopes for a legitimate process are now all but lost after president hamid karzai's main challenger dropped out of the race. here's david kerley. >> reporter: they will all feel the effect. the more than 100,000 allied troops, the afghan people, of this man's decision to quit next weekend's presidential runoff. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter:r:bdullah abdullah's exit from the presidential race hands victory to the incumbent, president hamid karzai, a victory that is tainted by massive fraud in the first election back in august. still, abdullah urged his followers to remain calm. >> so that's the call for myself, not to go to the reets, no demonstrations. >> reporter: presisint karzai is set to rule the war-torn nation for another five years partnering with the u.s. amidst accusations he is ineffective and corrupt. >> i think it's time for us to stop beating up on president kar
of president obama's big speech on afghanistan tomorrow night which will be on msnbc. time for "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york tonight. well, it's the story everybody's talking about. the president can go all over the world, but we're not really sure if he's going to be safe in his own home. the crashing of president obama's first state dinner could have been a disaster. white house press secretary robert gibbs took the heat today. >> the focus of the investigation at this point is on the fact that the name wasn't on the list, that name wasn't waved in, but that couple got into the white house and i think that's what the secret service is rightly focused on. i'm simply reiterating for the three questions i got on the same subject what the u.s. secret service put out on this. the president has faith in the secret service, always has, and that's not about to change. >> okay. it brings the definition of an open-door policy to a new level, doesn't it? fortunately it turns out to be a major embarrassment to the president's securi
over this is hln. i'm virginia cha. president obama landed in china this morning. he met russian president at an international summit in singapo singapore. and the president said things look good. >> my first meeting when we traveled to moscow. our two countries to begin reducing our stockpiles. made progress over the last several months and our goal continues to be to complete the negotiatations and be able to sign a deal before the end of the year and i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it, we should be able to get that done. >> president oobalma and the russian leader also talked about iran. time is running out for tehran to do something about its nuclear program. the u.s. and russia will keep pushing iran diplomatically and there are other options if that fa fails, but he didn't offer any details. >>> president barack obama couldn't bring home the olympics, but he's bringing some tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what the guests wear. the president says he looks f
. republicans won two states that backed president obama just a year ago. cbs national correspondent jeff glor is here with the latest on the numbers. good morning, sir. >> hey, harry, good morning to you. independent voters who supported president obama in 2008 broke heavily for republicans in yesterday's elections and that helped republicans win the governors races in new jersey and virginia. in new jersey chris christie unseated jon corzine in a bitterly fought contest. >> this election was and is about the future of the state we love, the great state of new jersey. >> governor jon s. corzine. >> reporter: corzine was blamed by some voters for the state's ailing economy and the highest in the nation property taxes. independent voters were key, backing christie two to one over corzine. in virginia independent voters by that same margin put conservative bob mcdonnell in the governor's office. >> eight months ago i applied for the job of governor of virginia. tonight, you have hired me. thank you. >> reporter: the gubernatorial races have been closely watched as a p
governor's races, beating democrats who had president obama personally campaigns for them. we ask george stephanopoulos to break down today's results. >>> plus, house of horrors. four more bodies brings the total to ten, as murder suspect and convicted rapist anthony sowell gets ready to appear in court. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, this is "nightline," november 3rd, 2009. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. it's election day, we're going to get to that story in a minute, but first, an important investigation. it's a fightening scenario to imagine. your car begins to accelerate on its own. it is the vehicle gaining speed, and you lose control. more than 2,000 toyota owners have reported situations like this, according to one safety research expert. in some cases, it's had a deadly outcome, and despite a massive recall, some remaun unsatisfied with the company's response. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross has the report. brian? >> reporter: terry, toyota has a problem. federal high
obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it comes to the economy, the public trusts president obama over republicans in congress to handle it, 52% to 37%. >> of course, when it comes to republicans, the undisputed center of the sage this week is sarah pal
they need to finish the fight. >>> plus, president obama facing an incredible week as he prepares to announce his long-awaited strategy for the war in afghanistan. >>> will those white house party crashers face charges? new details emerging now about the fame-obsessed couple and now at least two lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation. >>> good morning. i'm monica novotny. >> i'm tamron hall. >>> developing story out of washington state. the suspect of an ambush on police near seattle is now said to be nowhere to be found. police thought 37-year-old maurice clemmons was held up in a seattle home but can't find him now. he is accused of shooting four police officers execution style in a suburban seattle coffee shop and nearly a decade ago, clemmons prison sentence of 60 years was commuted by former arkansas governor mike huckabee. nbc george lewis is live in parkland, washington. police thought the man was held up in the home and not the case so where are they searching? >> they are searching the neighborhood and looking at the add joining houses in that area. they were
into president obama's state dinner at the white house and mingling with the guests, all the way up to the vice president. questions are swirling tonight and investigation is under way. we will have all the of the late-breaking details. >>> also tonight, as the president gets ready to send more troops to afghanistan, the "raw politics" of that decision. will democrats support it? will republicans, many of whom backed the war, also back the president? and can a sharply divided country come together over this difficult issue? >>> and later, up close. the bargains this black friday might bring and what you should avoid like the black plague. >>> but first, breaking news. last night state dinner at the white house turns out it's tonight's history making security breach, one that demands a lot of answers from the white house, the secret service and president obama's inner circle. it's about this couple. they posed for pictures. they were announced. they mixed and mingled last night, and basically they had a ball. the big problem is they were not invited. they were not on the guest list. they were in
washington bureau. i guess the big question is why is the obama administration doing this. >> in part they were up against a litigation wall. all these individuals absent one were in the military commission process and the military court had ordered the obama administration to make a choice as to what was going to happen with these individuals. and so they split the difference, five will be headed to new york to face trial for the 9/11 plot, five others will be facing military commission for a variety of other plots, including the master mind of the uss cole attack in 2000. so this was a decision that had to be made, but it also helps the obama administration in trying to depopulate guantanamo and figure out how to deal with the individuals still there. >> but do you peel this is the best way to do it? this has raised quirt a bit of ire especially in the new york city area. they say time heals all wounds. i don't think that applies in this case. you have families here that are outraged. what does the attorney general say to those family members that have to sit lieu what will be years
and other republicans claim a comeback begins today? it's one year since the obama election. former vice president al gore joins us. >>> runaway cars. toyota blamed floor mats for accelerating accidents. abc news has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate b
for roland burris. you know he succeeded barack obama for the illinois seat. he was appointed by then governor rod blagojevich who has been indicted. and what we know now is that roland burris is commenting on what is considered a public letter of qualified admonition. that means the senate ethics committee has reviewed all of his conduct and they are giving him a reprimand. this is one of the milder forms of reprimand. this is not the type that would rise to the level of being expelled from the senate but this is significant. burris says this. i am pleased that the numerous investigations this matter has finally come to a close. i thank the members of the senate ethics committee for their fair and thorough review of this matter and i look forward to continuing the important work ahead on behalf of the people of illinois. now, part of what happens here is that this goes back to when he gave testimony before the illinois state senate. now, you remember there were a lot of questions about how about roland burris get the appointment by the governor who was clouded then. now, reme
the other way as well i think. >> governor spitzer, on this issue of fiscal conservatism, president obama tried early on to define health reform as the fiscally responsible necessary thing to do. and, in fact, this is the biggest effort at health care cost control ever. you see that reflected in the effect it's supposed to have on the deficits. is part of the reason this has been so hard politically, because that fiscal responsibility message got dropped? >> i don't think they've dropped it intentionally. i don't think anybody believes it. everybody sees the $900 billion, $1 trillion tag over ten years and says it won't increase the deficit. i don't think people believe that because every time in the past there's been an effort to control the growth of health care spending it's failed. i think most of the controls here kick in five, six years down the road. people don't really believe that element of the bill will play out as they're saying. having said that, i think there's enormous public support for health care reform. i doesn't think any democrat and i think each of these two senators
. meanwhile it's reported that president obama is sending a special envoy to north korea for direct talks on that country's nuclear program, but no date for the visit has been set. >>> today president obama travels to ft. hood for a memorial service. and a visit with some of the soldiers wounded in last week's deadly shooting. the latest on the investigation into the ft. hood shootings is raising some eye wrous. investigators believe the alleged gunman, major nidal malik hasan, acted alone without outside direction, but hasan communicated 10 to 20 times with a radical cleric overseas, communications monitored by the fbi. investigators decided he posed no net. bb orr has month details. >> reporter: the contacts began last winter with hasan reaching out to imam anwar al awlaki. and the two traded messages over a number of months in to the spring of this year. sources say intelligence agencies collected the messages as part of a separate case and attached no significant to them at the time. the communications appeared to be be neen with hasan asking for help on a research paper studying the
. and while president obama isn't on the ballot, the results could speak volumes about what voters think of the job he's doing. >>> new images. police release computer-enhanced photos of what madelyn mccann would look like today, exactly 2 1/2 years after her mysterious disappearance. this morning, the new push to find who is is responsible. >>> and absolute disaster. a fork lift operator bumps into a shelf at a vodka warehouse, and the whole place comes crashing down. and with over $100,000 in damage, that driver's career could be on the rocks today, tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that vodka story's something. our crew just ran out of here with sponges. >> he's in big trouble. >> he is in big trouble. >> ooh. that's a lot of -- >> we'll have more on that. >>> meanwhile, it's election day. if you're at the white house today, you're downplaying the significance of today's results, but the hd of the republican party says we could be seeing a referendum
and west germany and came down 20 years ago today. >>> president obama tries to get middle east peace back on track during a meeting this evening with israeli prime minister netanyahu. relations between the two countries have been strained since israel refused to a u.s. demand to stop building west bank settlements. >>> subways and buses are rolling again in philadelphia and its suburbs. a nearly week-long transit strike ended overnight. >>> and it is officially barack obama day in central alabama. perry county is marking one year since the election of barack obama as the nation's first black president. in addition to a parade there government offices are closed and county employees get a paid holiday. >>> for some of you your local news is next. >>> for everyone else, "america this morning" continues after this. - once, during a difficult time in my life, my mom gave me some advice. to love, to hope, to the world. those words changed my life and inspired my open hearts collection at kay jewelers. kay was the perfect choice to help me and eternal. you were right, mom. keep your heart open,
with non- life threatening injuries. coming up, president obama will announce his strategy for the war in afghanistan. he is expected to announce that at least 35 -- 30,000 more troops are headed to afghanistan. but he could find roadblocks in the senate. president obama is also facing intense opposition to health care reform. the debate over the health care bill is set to begin tomorrow. others say they will not support a bill that includes a so-called public aucoption. two senators are saying that charges should be filed against the couple across the state dinner at the courthouse. they said that kind of behavior has to be discouraged. the couple is reportedly shopping their story around, looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars for an interview. shoppers were out in force this weekend, searching for bargains. tomorrow is cyber monday, traditionally the beginning of the online shopping season. we look at -- we have more on this holiday shopping season. >> retailers are doing their best to lure as in with great deals. the numbers are informed is hot -- this thanksgiving holiday sh
. is it all a referendum on president obama? >>> massive meat recall. more than 500,000 pounds of beef pulled from store shelves after one dies and more fall ill. what you need to look out for. >>> deadly stunt. a jury awards this woman's family over $16 million after she dies in a radio contest for a video game. her husband joins us live in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and how do they walk away from this. another unbelievable crash. but technology once again saves the day and the driver. good morning, everyone. hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. i'm robin roberts with chris cuomo. diane is on assignment on this monday, november 2nd. believe it or not we are less than 24 hours away from another election day and there are a few big races we're keeping an eye on. >> no question. halloween may have been saturday but the democrats are worried about the fright that may come tomorrow. repuicans are hoping this could be a referendum on the president. the democrats are hoping that the enusiasm from that campaign a year ago carries over. >> saw president obama in new jersey over the weekend. >> the late
surrounding the senator who filled barack obama's seat. >>> we have never seen owe behave this way before. have you ever felt this way before? >> and tom cruise will have to find another couch to jump on. the queen of talk says after 25 years she is ending her talk show. but is it really good-bye? >>> plus, a teenager says he would rather be punished than stay with his dad. but did a judge go too far? it's today's crossing the line as the big picture starts right now. >>> good afternoon, everybody. good afternoon, tamron. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> hey, david. i'm tamron hall live in new york. we begin with big breaking news. south carolina lawmakers will formally now consider impeaching governor mark sanford for the first time next week. a panel of lawmakers will begin meetings tuesday. the state's house judiciary committee could hold an initial vote by christmas. sanford is accused of direlection of duty. many speculated mark sanford would be able to survive and ride out his term, but it appears many in south carolina want some type of action and this has been a call, not
obama is meeting with his war council in the situation room. it is a who's who of national security advisers. biden, clinton, gates and five generals all in attendance. the goal, to make a final decision on how many more american troops will be sent to fight in afghanistan. the white house says the president is taking his time, so that he can make the right decision for the country. >> i think the american people want the president to take the time to get this decision right. rather than to make a hasty decision. >> well, that's not enough to keep critics at bay. former vice president dick cheney taking the opportunity to take a swipe at the white house. >> the delay is not cost-free. it's not one of these deals where you can sit there and delay and delay and delay and think you'll make a better decision. every day that goes by raises doubts in the minds of our friends and allies in the region about what you're going to do, raises doubts in the minds of the troops. >> cheney and other critics may not have to wait long. the president is expected to announce his troop strategy as earl
and why this happened. this grieving community will pause tuesday as thousands, including president obama, are expected to gather here for a memorial to honor the injured and fallen. jay gray, nbc news, ft. hood. >> officials still refuse to say tonight whether hasan is talking to investigators. >>> at least 91 people are dead, many more are missing. hurricane ida ravaged el salvador last night. heavy rains and 90 mile per hour winds caused massive flooding and mud slides. 7,000 people are in shelter. the death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers make their way into hard to reach areas devastated by the storm. >>> meanwhile people here in the united states are preparing for the possibility hurricane ida could hit the gulf coast. chuck's here with more on that. >> that's right. yes, indeed. a clear sky over washington right now. we are watching out for all eyes on ida down in the gulf coast. let's go ahead and check out our weather graphics computer. all eyes on ida, indeed. watches and warnings have already been posted. tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings posted along
. a new cbs poll show as drop in president obama's approval rating especially on afghanistan. we'll show you the results and get reaction from china where the presidented is holding meetings. >>> cancer controversy. the government now says women don't need a mammogram until age 50, but the american cancer society disagrees. >> early detect saved my life. what more is there to say about that. >> we'll breakdown the new guidelines. >>> sarah palin hypes her new book on oprah and slams the mccain campaign. >> i can did not wantt message september out that we were giddy happen to become grandparents. >> while the father of her grandchild, levi johnston, fires back. >> i think she's going out and er hole for herself.t bigging a >>e'll have more of his exclusive reaction. >>> and the much anticipated twilight sequel premieres. >> i really want to be bella because ishe doesn't give me a hug or anything, it's -- my heart will crack. >> we'll take you there early this tuesday morning, november 17th, 2009. this tuesday morning, november 17th, 2009. % captioning funded by cbs >>> new day is dawning
to the victims of the fort hood massacre. >> and president obama's challenge in a far east siment, convincing world leaders that america is still an economic player. >> 1 news sunday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> hello and welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm deborah wiener. first a look outside with meteorologist john coinls. hey, john. >> a little different out there, warmer, not raining. >> yes. >> there might be a couple of patches of fog and all, but our temperatures now are where they were yesterday morning at this time. the big difference is that there's no moisture in the atmosphere. >> yes, thank you. >> so let's take a look outside at our h.d. doppler radar, and, you know, the proof is in the pudding. yesterday, there were still some sprinkles and a little drizzle and a couple of spotty showers around the area with most of the rain up in new england, a lot of rain up in new england. well, this morning it's still raining in new england, but we've shaken most of the cloud cover. again, there may be a few pat
better off had this report not come out? >> probably, and a lot of people in the obama administration are wishing it never came out. what happened was some guy in the national cancer institute was supposed to indicate this to the national institutes of health, which would have communicated it to hhs and didn't do it in a timely way and it took the administration by surprise, when it shouldn't have. >> i'm thinking of that old phrase, don't be so helpful. >> this is about the worst thing. somewhere some of the health reform plans, this obscure agency will have the par to decide what does and doesn't go into insurance plans and that's a big deal. and so -- what i think is going to come of this is nothing's going to exchange with respect to mammograms but this obscure agency will not have its meetings in secret and coming out suddenly with recommendations. >> i agree. >> they will start having public meetings. this panel did not even have a breast cancer expert on it. yet they had three representatives from the insurance industry on it. what's going on here is this this should have been
. in a summit with asian leaders this morning, president barack obama called upon is the prime minister of myanmar to release aung san suu kyi. it's been a busy day for the president who also sat down for the most important meeting of his trip. yunji de nies is traveling with the president and joins us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, kate. the president's comments about aung san suu kyi certainly had made headlines. but as you know, his most crucial meeting happened behind closed doors with a key u.s. rival. president obama spent more than an hour speaking behind closed doors speaking with russian president medvedev. the two leaders discussed afghanistan and nuclear agreements. and keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of north korea and iran. >> we believe that the united states and russia will continue to urge iran to take the path that leads them to meeting its international obligations. >> if iran doesn't cooperate, the two leaders agree that other options like further sanctions are on the table. the president says iran needs to act quickly. >> we are now running out of tim
. >> investigators say at this point, they do not know why the gunman killed the officers. >>> president obama has decided to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan. he set to announce details in a speech at west point tuesday. the troop build is up expected to be phased in over the next year. cost could be the biggest obstacle. at $1 million per trooper year the republicans think obama should delay his pricey health care plan. some democrats are in favor of a war tax on the wealthy. >>> black friday is gone but tomorrow is cybermonday. where and when you can find the best deals online. >>> plus the alleged party crashers won't be breaking their silence tomorrow after all. there's word they have put a hefty price tag on their first interview and we'll tell you all about. >>> it and david hasselhoff is in the hospital. new information on the star's condition and reports that he may have been moved to a psychiatric unit. >>> veronica, how's the work-week forecast shaping up? zbhoo a few scattered light showers. i'll tell you why it's a good dwrod kin >>> reagan national was a basis place today. this
airport. hartsfield jackson in atlanta. >>> we begin this morning with president obama staking out his political future on a plan to, in his words, finish the job in afghanistan. it has been eight years since that war began. after nine meetings with his war council, the president made a decision on the way forward. it is expected to involve sending some 34,000 more troops into the country. but with the military already stretched thin, where will it find the additional manpower and how will the troops be used? our elaine quijano is working the story this morning from the pentagon. >> reporter: on the heels of the president's last scheduled war council meeting to review afghanistan strategy, pentagon planners are now expecting orders to send about 34,000 additional u.s. troops to afghanistan, according to a defense official. the planning calls for army and marine brigades as well as support troops. but top military officials have made clear getting any additional forces into the country will take months because of a lack of road and other infrastructure. >> i anticipate that as soon
a victory, it's not going to be so much because barack obama came there to campaign for him, it's going to be because he, again, poured a lot of his enormous wealth into a negative campaign ads against his opponent. if he wins, that will be the difference this time around. in virginia, a much different case. there the republican has opened up a very wide lead on the democrat. in this case, obama did it come to virginia. of course he carrieded virginia the last time. the first did testimony to do that since lbj. but the democratic candidate there comes from a rural area and he never really connected with the african-american vote and some of the people from the urban centers and in northern virginia that carried obama to victory there. i think it's going to be a surprise if the democrat pulls it out there. but i think these are curtain raisers. i don't think they'll give us much of an indication that will happen in the next presidential election. they'll just give us a senate shop of what's going on right now some two very different states. >> because some people would like to say this i
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president obama says it's time for the senate to follow suit. however, one senator says the house bill is, quote, dead on arrival in the senate. brian moore has that report. >> reporter: at the white house president obama acknowledged his biggest political victory since taking office, the house passage of a sweeping health care reform bill. >> given the heated and often misleading rhetoric surrounding this legislation i know this was a courageous vote for many members of congress. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: democrats won with two votes to spare. one of them was from a republican, joseph cao of new orleans. he felt the heat from his traditionally liberal district and faces the wrath of his own party. health care reform may face a tougher fight in the senate. democrat zrs a 60-vote majority but joe lieberman of connecticut vows to filibuster any bill with a public option like the one in the house bill. >> if the public option plan is in there as a matter of conscience i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote because i believe the debt can break america. >> the house bill
in court next month. >>> president obama is meeting with president hugh gin to in china. >> he will speak at a town hall meeting and speak with several hundred students. >> reporter: the president spoke to the chinese about universal rights and at the same time the chinese saw firsthand what has become a main stay of american politics: [ applause ] >> good afternoon. >> reporter: and itould be a good afternoon to the president. engaged in a file of politics he knows well. >> this is a tradition by the way that is vy common in the united states at these town hall meetings. >> reporter: in front of a carefully prepared aience with questions, he answered everything from nobel peace prize to his family. he did press one thing on access to the internet. >> i can tell you in the united states, the fact that we have free internet or unrestricted internet access is a source of strength. and i think should be encouraged. >> reporter: and here has been some openness about the president's visit here. newspaper headlines trumpet his arrival and the fact that the chineseven allowed a carefully monitor
. i think this bill is a zaflter for our country. president obama said it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit, will. president obama said that no one would lose the health care they have, and they will. this is a terrible bill. what i would hope is, that we could start all over with republican input, which was not in this bill. and try to do something for the american people that will bring down costs, will not cut medicare, and especially will give more access to people for affordable health care. >> you said you would like to see this stopped. what would you do to stop this bill? >> our only avenue to stop it is to let the american people know that their taxes are going to increase, premiums are going to increase, medicare's going to be cut, and hope the democrats will bring republicans to the table. and let's do something that will cut costs but not have a massive government takeover. >> the issue here is yes a vote was cast, but there are centrist democrats who are not on board with this health care bill in terms of costs, t
lieberman. >>> president obama is meeting with leaders of apec. before he left japan he said the u.s. needs to work more closely with asia because it could create jobs. he also says there are other tough things to deal with. >> this is a place where a nuclear arms race threatens the security of a wider world and where extremists planned attacks on both of our continents. there can be no solution to our climate challenge wouz the rising powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> while in singapore, he plans to meet with the russian president as well. >>> there is strong reaction to bringing a 9/11 trial to new york city. there was a decision to be tried in civilian court. the suspects include cleed shake moham -- khalid sheikh mohammed. members are sharply divided over the prospect of a civilian trial. >> to bring it back here it is tasteless, insensitive and those scars which have never been healed are going be opened again. i am not com
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